Mental Health Awareness2018-01-16T17:05:25+00:00

Mental Health Awareness

Petros Training Programmes

1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health difficulty in our lives

Many of us feel that we lack knowledge and understanding of what mental health and distress actually means and this can lead to anxiety about engaging and dealing with those who have a mental health condition.

This awareness session takes a practical and common sense approach, providing advice and understanding of how to recognise common mental health conditions.

You will be introduced to the essentials of mental health, consider it in the context of physical health and to normalise mental health in terms of its applicability to all of us.

The Aims of the course:

  • To raise awareness and understanding of concepts of mental health and distress.
  • To recognise the causes, signs and symptoms of a range of common mental health conditions.
  • To contribute to Continuing Professional Development of staff.

Objectives: On completion of the session and post course reflective practice, you will:

  1. Understand the similarities and differences between mental health and physical health in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and cultural influences.
  2. Recognise the dynamics of mental health by considering it on a continuum of good to poor mental health.
  3. Identify factors that influence mental health.
  4. Be familiar with the terminology and diagnostic criteria associated with common mental health conditions.
  5. Be able to distinguish between fact and fiction in relation to mental health symptoms and manifestations.
  6. Be able to identify personal concerns regarding responding to others mental health challenges.

Length: half-day

If you would like to book this course please get in touch!

Our Mental Health Awareness Programme is an effective and practical half-day programme for anyone, individuals and professionals, particularly those that have contact with the general public.

The training involves:
  • Group work
  • Discussions
  • Presentation
  • Quiz

For some of us, resilience comes naturally – we respond well to change, we adapt to circumstance and live happily.  For others it proves much harder.

Imagine if you could learn resilience skills early…

Imagine how much heartache that could save?

“Children exhibit challenging behavior when the demands being placed upon them outstrip the skills they have to respond adaptively to those demands. The same can be said of all human beings.”

Dr. Ross Greene, founder and Director of Lives in the Balance (, originator of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

Without understanding what is going on for your child, in other words what skills they are lacking, their challenging behaviour often leaves us and other adults in your child’s life confused, frustrated or just angry.  And when grown ups feel that way, our go-to solutions usually involve “consequences”!  Consequences that usually sound like:

“If you do that again, I will…”

“If you don’t stop doing that, I will…”

“If you don’t do as I say, I will…”

As any parent, or someone working with a challenging child knows, such responses rarely work and can actually make the problem worse.

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) offers a radical, compassionate and highly effective alternative.  It is a non-punitive, non-adversarial, collaborative skills building and relationship-enhancing intervention that works!

Petros Director Jo Clarke is currently the only Certified CPS Practitioner in the UK and can offer CPS coaching to parents, carers, and professionals, including: teachers, social workers, foster carers, youth workers and mental health workers who work with children with social, emotional and behavioural challenges.